Kenny named Per­son­al­ity of the Year

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

Repub­lic of Ire­land Un­der-21 man­ager Stephen Kenny has been named the Air­tric­ity/ Soc­cer Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Ire­land Per­son­al­ity of the Year Award for 2018 after again lead­ing Dun­dalk to a league and cup dou­ble.

It is the third time that the 47-year-old has won the award and it is the lat­est recog­ni­tion of the Dubliner’s many achieve­ments at Oriel Park.

At the end of Novem­ber the FAI an­nounced that in Au­gust of 2020 Kenny will step up to man­age the se­nior na­tional team, suc­ceed­ing Mick Mc­Carthy, who also at­tended last night’s awards.

Three of Kenny’s for­mer play­ers: Chris Shields, Pat Hoban and Michael Duffy also made a short­list of six that was com­pleted by Bo­hemi­ans boss Keith Long and UCD man­ager Col­lie O’Neill.

The Goal­keeper of the Year award went to Shane Sup­ple of Bo­hemi­ans who re­tired at the end of the sea­son. Aine O’Gor­man, who re­tired from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball after win­ning her 100th se­nior cap, re­ceived the In­ter­na­tional Achieve­ment Award.

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